WORKHOUSE FAQ

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Q: What are the admission fees and hours?
A: Admission to visit the artist studios, galleries, and Prison Museum are always free. Donations are accepted and greatly appreciated.

Visit our Hours, Directions, Parking, Accessibility page to find current hours and other important information about visiting the Workhouse.

Q: Where is the Workhouse located?
A: Our address is 9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton, VA 22079. Entrances to the Workhouse campus are on Workhouse Road and northbound Ox Road (Route 123).

 

Q: How do I contact the Workhouse?
A: For general information, please contact us at (703) 584-2900, or email info@workhousearts.org.

Q: Is there public transportation access?
A: If you need local transportation to the Workhouse, contact Springfield Yellow Cab at (703) 451-2255, Yellow Cab of Prince William County at (703) 491-2222, or other ride services. Unfortunately, we are not located along a bus or Metro route at this time.

Q: Is there parking available?
A: Yes. There is ample parking at the Workhouse, which is typically free except for certain large-scale public events, such as Fireworks, Carnival, and Brewfest.

Q: Are there public restrooms?
A: Yes. Public restrooms are located in buildings W-16, W-3, and W-11.

Q: Are there tours available?
A: Yes. Free tours of the campus are available, but reservations must be made in advance. All guided tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance and typically last 45-60 minutes. Contact us at (703) 584-2900 or email info@workhousearts.org to reserve your spot!

View our campus map here.

Q: How do I reserve a school field trip?
A: To reserve a field trip, please contact us at (703) 584-2934 or email registrar@workhousearts.org. Learn more on our Tours and Field Trips page. Please submit all forms at least one month in advance.

Q: Is the Workhouse handicap accessible?
A: Yes. The Workhouse Arts Center strives to make its performance and visual art facilities accessible to all patrons. Service animals are welcome in the studios, galleries, museum, and theater. Access to the elevator in Building W-16 is inside near the back of the building through the Vulcan Gallery (the rest of the campus buildings are one floor only). If you have questions about accessibility at the Workhouse or suggestions for how we can better serve the public, please contact us at 703-584-2900.

Q: Is there food available?
A: Food is typically available only during specific events like Workhouse Fireworks or Brewfest. At this time, there are no on site restaurants, so guests are encouraged to pack a lunch or visit some of the restaurants in Occoquan or just up the road at a nearby shopping center on Ox Road.

Q: Is there a store? Can I purchase art?
A: Yes. There is a gift shop located in W-16, and art can be purchased in the galleries. To purchase or commission a work of art, please speak to any of the Workhouse artists.

Q: What programs are offered?
A: Check our our website for a list of current Workhouse programs, view our current class offerings, or contact us at (703) 584-2900 for more information.

Q: Where can I find a list of exhibitions?
A: The most up-to-date list of current exhibitions can be found on our website.

Q: What should I be sure to see when I visit?
A: Plan your visit according to your interests! If you’re looking for a day out with the family, we host a variety of events throughout the year such as Workhouse Fireworks, Brewfest, Haunted Trail, and more. Join us for stand up comedy nights, live music and free Second Saturday Art Walks. For a drop-in visit, explore our artist studios in W-5, W-6, W-7, W-8, W-9, and W-10 and tour the Prison Museum in W-9. Or, for a personalized look at our facility contact us at (703) 584-2900 to schedule a free guided tour!

Q: Where can I find a full event schedule?
A: We try to keep our event schedule as current as possible. A full schedule of special events and art parties can be found on our website.

RULES + REGULATIONS

Q: Is photography or video recording permitted in the galleries and studios?
A: No. Neither photography nor video recording are permitted to protect the creative rights of the Workhouse artists. You are welcome to make private photographs and videos in the outdoor, public spaces of the Workhouse

Q: Is sketching permitted in the galleries?
A: Yes. Sketching is permitted. However, messy mediums such as paint or chalk are prohibited.

Q: Are animals permitted in the galleries?
A: Service animals are welcome in the studios, galleries, museum and theater; pets are not permitted.

Q: Is food allowed in the galleries?
A: Food and beverages are not permitted in galleries or studios unless arranged during a reception or event.

Q: Can I rent space at the Workhouse for a private event?
A: Yes! Many spaces are available at the Workhouse for private events. Visit our Rentals section to learn about Available Spaces, Preferred Vendors, and other Frequently Asked Questions about private event rentals.

LEARNING MORE

Q: How do I sign up for a class?
A: You can sign up for a class online, or by contacting us at (703) 584-2900.

Q: How can I volunteer at the Workhouse?
A: We love our volunteers! As a nonprofit organization, the Workhouse is always seeking volunteers to help out in the Prison Museum and galleries, and for special events like Carnival and Brewfest.  View available volunteer opportunities on our web site.

Q: How can I make a donation?
A: There are many ways to support the Workhouse. Visit our Support section to discover some of the many ways to donate to the Workhouse, as well as how you can join our Friends of the Workhouse program or even become a sponsor of one of our wonderful events like Workhouse Fireworks, Haunted Trail, or Brewfest.

Q: What is the membership program and how can I become a member?
A: Learn more about our Friends of the Workhouse membership program in our Support section.

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The second Saturday of every month, from 6p-9p. Fine art galleries, artists, live music, wine + craft beer, and so much more!

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